Trumpet Music for the Holidays
My favorite trumpet-oriented holiday
CDs, in order of preference.
Jazz Christmas, Volume 2
with Big Bop Nouveau performing a recent restructing of the famous
MF Christmas Medley, the Concord Jazz Christmas, Volume 2 is a great
find for any Maynard fan.
The Tom Kubis
Big Band "The Tom Kubis Big Band"
Jr. "Harry For The Holidays"
with his second Christmas album. Former MF lead trumpet Roger Ingram
is here, along with Harry's usual cast of amazing sidemen including
Charles "Ned" Goold, Leroy Jones, Lucien Barbarin and
Setzer Orchestra "Boogie Woogie Christmas"
Great big band
arrangements with a rockabilly flair.
Jr. "When My Heart Finds Christmas"
With a trumpet
section that includes previous MF lead players Roger Ingram and
Dan Miller, you can be sure that the high notes are frequent and
"Heaven and Nature Swing"
Many of you
may have seen Phil Driscoll open the Emmy Awards a few years ago.
Heaven and Nature Swing is a full on big band album of Christmas
tunes. Phil sings and plays.
Al Hirt "Have
a Merry Little Christmas"
A mix of fun,
up-tempo, and at times campy songs and a few pretty songs make up
this collection of Christmas tunes.
Jim Manley is
a confessed Maynard enthusiast. That being said, Jim Manley is a
phenomenon in his own right. His range is mind blowing, and this
Christmas album is an exciting example.
"Merry Christmas from Doc Severinsen and the Tonight Show Band"
What can be
said about Doc Severinsen? He, like Maynard, is a living legend.
Here he is with the Tonight Show Band blasting some holiday cheer.
"A Merry Christmas"
Just in case you,
like me, enjoy a CD without trumpets from time to time, here are my most
enthusiastic non-trumpet Christmas CD recommendations.